Janelle Geddes represents commercial clients in civil litigation. Her practice focuses on complex cases involving antitrust and securities litigation. She has represented multinational companies in a variety of industries, including energy, credit reporting, and pharmaceuticals. Janelle has experience with many aspects of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, drafting pleadings and motions, arguing summary judgment motions, and preparing fact witnesses.
Janelle is currently involved in Jones Day's representation of a pharmaceutical company in class action litigation and state attorney general investigations, defending against antitrust and state consumer protection act claims. As part of this representation, she has worked extensively with electronic discovery.
Janelle is dedicated to pro bono service and has represented immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, tenants facing eviction from public housing, and city council members who voted to remove Confederate statues. Janelle is currently representing an inmate bringing a civil rights lawsuit against a state.
- Vanderbilt University (J.D. 2016; Stanley D. Rose Memorial Book Award; Vanderbilt Law Review; Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review); Columbia University (B.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering 2012)
- Admitted in Tennessee and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; not admitted in District of Columbia; supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar Member
- Law Clerk to Judge David Hale, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky (2016-2017); Extern to: Judge John Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Summer 2014) and Judge Joseph Hood, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky (Summer 2014)